WLKS ® is a California based company founded by Austin Wilkes, an athlete who currently lives in San Diego, California. Austin is passionate about custom, on-trend sunglasses with sleek, fresh designs. Concerned with plastic pollution in the oceans, Austin decided to make a difference by creating high-quality eyewear from premium eco-friendly and recyclable materials.

We think your shades should make a statement about who you are, your values and the adventures you seek. WLKS is forging a path to create a line of durable, custom sunglasses and timeless classics that are affordable while bringing attention to the environment and the importance of cleaning up our oceans.




The inspiration for WLKS begins in San Diego, California where it’s impossible to live without a pair of shades. At WLKS we value quality. We design and produce high-quality sunglasses made out of premium eco-friendly materials built for active lifestyles. Our vision is to create lifestyle eyewear that provides 100% UV400 protection and endurance for your adventures while reflecting your individual style.

Frustrated by the high prices of the eyewear industry we set out to design our own affordable premium sunglasses right here in San Diego, California. At WLKS, we are leading the industry by forging a new path with a focus on crafting our unique shades from eco-friendly and recyclable materials while maintaining the durability needed for an active lifestyle.

By utilizing recyclable, environmentally friendly materials to create our sunglasses, WLKS expects to make a significant impact on the eyewear industry while taking a stand to clean up our oceans. Inspired by the natural beauty of California, our affordable, on-trend sunglasses will add vibrancy to your adventures.



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